Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Subjects: Mathematics, Space Science
Students will determine areas under a complicated curve using rectangles. Allowing student answers to vary from estimates by reasonable amounts will emphasize that sometimes two scientists can get different answers to the same problem depending on how they do their calculation. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.
Problem 5, Calculating Total Radiation Dosages at Mars [115KB PDF file]
This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.